Jody Mullis Mikul of Manteo, April 3

By on April 7, 2022

Jody Mullis Mikul, 54, of Manteo, NC, died on April 3, 2022 after an arduous ride with ovarian cancer. She was born on April 8, 1967 to Helen and Jon Mullis in Charlotte, NC.

Jody was a caring mother, JoJo (grandma), sister, and friend. She is gone far too soon and will be missed each day by so many people, far and wide. In her short time on earth, she accomplished so much to make the world a more beautiful place. You can’t go far on the Outer Banks without seeing her art, whether it be hung in your friend’s house, out in their garden, up in a local shop; you might see one of the murals she painted in a vacation home or a sign she did for the local thrift store or cafe—she used her skills however she could to leave her mark on the world. There was great pleasure for her in taking art classes in many different media and even teaching classes on how to create one of her exquisite mosaic pieces. Her purpose was in helping others, always offering a hand, or taking someone in. Being a young mother herself, she found comfort in helping other young mothers get on their feet even if it was just a ride somewhere or a conversation about the difficulties of life, she liked to be an ear for people who needed support – even when that meant just listening. Before she decided to pursue art full time, she worked many years for the Outer Banks Hotline as a thrift store manager, following in the footsteps of her mother, who was the first shelter mother for the organization many years ago. Her greatest contribution is her 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren, the people who brought her the most joy and who will carry on the beauty that is, Jody.

Jody is survived by her daughter, Dixie Mullis (Cameron Ray), daughter Hannah Graham (Jack Graham), and daughter, Casey Sloate (Chris McDonald), grandsons, Parks Thomas and Arthur Charles, granddaughter, Pearl Helen, her sister, Helen Mikul, brother, Charley Mikul, sister, Shannon Mullis, and brother, Jeremy Mullis(Amy Mullis), nieces and nephews, Sarah Wackerhagen, John Wackerhagen, Sam Wackerhagen, Elle Sawin, Jessica Mikul, Joseph Sawin, Savannah Sawin, Ethan Mullis, Kara Mullis, and Quinn Mullis. She is preceded in death by her mother, Helen Mullis and her father, Jon Mullis.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 10 am on April 22, 2022 at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Please dress in your best floral print/bright colors for the service. The family will also be hosting a voluntary sunrise walk at the pier at 6:00 am before the service, in memory of Jody’s morning routine. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation in her memory. Photo credit to Lori Douglas Photography.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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